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Re: STEAM ANYONE ??

Post by Oldconn » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:48 pm

Going back to my post, perhaps you resident Brits could enlighten an old ex-pat? - is that pub ,The Crown, near to Lord Montagu's museum at Bewleigh (sorry about the spelling if its wrong!). :oops:
If so, I had a smashing lunch in there in 1984 - roast beef, of course! :D That was when I had my 3-wheeler Moggie on the road. Ah, nostalgia ain't what it used to be!


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Post by drcdb15 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:20 pm

Oldconn wrote:Going back to my post, perhaps you resident Brits could enlighten an old ex-pat? - is that pub ,The Crown, near to Lord Montagu's museum at Bewleigh (sorry about the spelling if its wrong!). :oops:
If so, I had a smashing lunch in there in 1984 - roast beef, of course! :D That was when I had my 3-wheeler Moggie on the road. Ah, nostalgia ain't what it used to be!
No, sorry, that Crown is in Blandford Forum. Correct spelling is Beaulieu, it's a Norman name from William the Bastard's invasion, meaning literally Beau Lieu - beautiful place. Having been born and grown up in that area, I can vouch for the fact that it is well named (and as it must be well over 30 years since I last went round the motor museum it's high time I went back there!)


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:19 pm

Just a heads-up for channel 19 "Yesterday" at ten tonight.



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Post by Oldconn » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:28 am

drcdb15 wrote:
Oldconn wrote:Going back to my post, perhaps you resident Brits could enlighten an old ex-pat? - is that pub ,The Crown, near to Lord Montagu's museum at Bewleigh (sorry about the spelling if its wrong!). :oops:
If so, I had a smashing lunch in there in 1984 - roast beef, of course! :D That was when I had my 3-wheeler Moggie on the road. Ah, nostalgia ain't what it used to be!
No, sorry, that Crown is in Blandford Forum. Correct spelling is Beaulieu, it's a Norman name from William the Bastard's invasion, meaning literally Beau Lieu - beautiful place. Having been born and grown up in that area, I can vouch for the fact that it is well named (and as it must be well over 30 years since I last went round the motor museum it's high time I went back there!)
Thanks for that! I should have remembered the French connection, living where I do :oops:


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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:09 pm

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Post by 747PETE » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:18 pm

One for Brian,I started my other "retirement" job to-day..............been under here all day........changing brake blocks !! :-) :-)
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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:23 pm

Oooooh, mucky! Did you count yer fingers before n after? Be that a Black 5 tender? That pit looks a better depth than the "trench" we do our work in. How many shed days do you have to do before you get a rideout?
Glad to see you've found "trains", I guess like me you've done plenty o' planes and automobiles! I'm planning to finally retire this summer after 40 years on the NYMR, time to let the young ones get dirty!
Best o' luck, Crusty the Steam.



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Post by 747PETE » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:47 pm

Spot on Crusty!! We had to remove one of the brake block "carriers"...heavy!!! and persuade it and straighten it with with very large torch.Nice stuff though.Spot the new brake blocks:-)I am wondering about the ride out.Some nice Locos ."Cheltnam","Lord Nelson",a nice 9F, unrebuilt Bullied.
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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:19 pm

So my two remaining brain cells still work then!
We've the second weekend of our Spring Gala starting tomorrow and the running shed is full of Black 5s, 44806 under repair, 44781 and 45407 from Ian Riley and 45428 Eric Treacy (named after the one time Bishop of Wakefield who was a fantastic railway photographer in steam days). 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, 75029 The Green Knight (initially saved by David Sheppard), 76079 nicknamed Pocket Rocket, 62005 and 61994 The Great Marquess (two locos that double headed the very last excursion over the NYMR the weekend before the line "Beechinged" will be working. Pity the weather is forecast to be dull but the show should be a good one. Hope to meet up soon, maybe Curbs? Regards, Crusty.



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Post by 747PETE » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:23 pm

Now I am retired.ha thats a joke :-),I will do my best to meet up and have a good natter and a pint................lovely list of Locos too :D



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Post by 747PETE » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:51 pm

This is nothing to do with elections either!
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Post by 747PETE » Sat May 09, 2015 6:41 pm

Another "teaser" for Crusty :-) and the Mods will probably ban me for these little "teasers!" but can you tell what this set of wheels, that another guy and I removed a couple of days ago come from? We used a "wheel drop" to get them off.................SWMBO was NOT impressed by the state of my overalls when I got home .....girls eh :-)
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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sat May 09, 2015 7:05 pm

Front pony truck off a BR Standard, but which one? Could be a 9f or a little 2 mt tank or tender loco but I think 80150. The 2-6-4 tanks are splendid engines with wheels big enough to run well and climb hills, 80135 has always been a favourite of mine.
Wheel-drops are invaluable for saving time and effort, ours was installed by Mike Mitchell who sadly died a few weeks ago after a shockingly short illness.
The streak behind is also familiar, I drove Bittern when all three active A4s came oop north to play, so many extra gauges compared to the usual few that I hung my hat over the non-essential group!
Kids and muck, eh? Skinned knuckles too, they're 'eavy lumps to tinker with! Good fun though. Nice pic Pete. Catch you at Curbs and we could bore the pants orf most! Crusty.



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Post by 747PETE » Sat May 09, 2015 7:24 pm

'Twas from a little Ivatt! and spot on thinking of Bittern !.............ooohhhh I think we could bore them to bits with things steam....mind you,"they" probably have enough of that with Essex Head Gaskets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by 747PETE » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:46 pm

Thought it was time for another picture for Brian,up to my eyes in it here,she is all back together now.That is a cracking bit of kit,the portable pillar drill..b888888y heavy and the electromagnet clamps with a 1 ton force and it drills 1" diameter holes a treat :-)...so what am I doing to what loco Crusty!!!!????
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